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Old 06-02-2009, 06:45 PM   #15
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We had a rear kitchen on our first rig. Had a small problem initally with a couple of broken items which, in hindsight, was probably due to novices doing the packing.

As far as missing the view from a large window with a rear living room, that is true...when there is a view and we have had some beauties. But many times our 'view' is somebody else's rig on the other side of the road and we end up leaving the shade down.

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Old 06-02-2009, 07:03 PM   #16
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Thanks for all the replies. Seems like the field is about evenly divided on pros & cons. The big thing the DW likes is more cabinet and counter space when compared to comparable size rigs. The separation of living area and kitchen is a plus for me.

We're hopeing to make this our last rig we purchase and don't want to make the mistake of wishing we had looked around or researched our decision more before we buy. Thanks again.

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Old 08-04-2009, 01:35 PM   #17
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As a follow up to this thread, we took the plunge and bought the rear kitchen. We bought a Sunnybrook Bristol Bay 3505RI. We love the layout, and more importantly, after 2 trips, there has been zero problems with kitchen contents being moved out of place or issues mentioned in the above posts. As someone else in this thread mentioned, the suspension of the rig and pinbox type seem to have a major impact. Our rig has the Mor-Ryde suspension as well as the Mor-Ryde pinbox. Pulls great! Thanks to all who posted.
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That's great. It's always nice to hear back from posters who had questions and then tell us what the results were.
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Our last 5er was a rear kitchen and the only issues we had were with really rough roads and shaking things up a bit, but it would have been problems on any trailer. The trailer had Dexter TorqueFlex axles and Bilstein shocks and read very nicely.

If the trailer has springs and no shocks, expect a rough ride.

we loved all of the kitchen room since my wife and I both cook.

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We've had our rear kitchen for 8 yrs, pulled over 26,000 miles & have learned to live quite well with it. The wife puts small pillows in the dish cupboards to keep things in place. Never had a cupboard door come open.

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